• Are the instruments and platforms required for deployment of a TSI measurement system available?
• Are the measurements to be made by these instruments relatable to those made using previous technologies?
• Yearly reviews of the following:
—Sufficient commitment of resources to allow the planned program to be carried out
—Sufficient resources being devoted to the development of climate models to utilize the solar measurements properly
• Does the best scientific evidence indicate that the resources being devoted to the solar radiation measurements are appropriate, given our need to understand the climate record and predict future climate changes?